According to the World Health Organization, 56 million people die each year, which is an average of about 153,424 people each day. The exact number of people who die each day, however, fluctuates.Know More
Noncommunicable diseases, which are diseases that are not contagious, are the number one killer of people around the world. They are believed to be responsible for approximately 68 percent of all deaths each year. Of the noncommunicable diseases, cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the world. Approximately three out of every 10 people who die each year die as a result of cardiovascular diseases. After cardiovascular disease, strokes are the leading cause of death, followed by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Citizens of countries with the highest incomes are the least likely to die from communicable, or contagious, disease.
People live longer in countries with high incomes, with 70 percent of deaths occurring in people 70 and older in these areas. By contrast, in low-income countries, 40 percent of all deaths occur in children 15 and younger, with the primary cause of death being complications that arise during childbirth. Globally, however, deaths related to childbirth have decreased over the past decade. Still, of the more than 153,000 deaths each day, 800 are related to childbirth.Learn more about Population & Demography
Around 49.6 percent of the world's population is female, giving a total female population of around 3.52 billion in the world as of 2014. There are 101 men for every 100 women across the globe. At birth, men outnumber women 107 to 100, but male life span is shorter.Full Answer >
There are 10 to 15 million doctors in the world. The World Health Organizations estimates there is a shortage of 4.3 million physicians, nurses and other health workers in the world.Full Answer >
Although there is no definitive way to accurately determine the number of people in the world with hazel eyes, experts estimate that around 5 to 8 percent of the world's population have this eye color. Hazel eyes are similar to brown eyes, but are lighter in color with a slight greenish-yellow tint.Full Answer >
As of September 2014, there are 7.25 billion people in the world. The population of the world is currently growing at a rate of 1.4 percent per year, which translates to an estimated 80 million people a year.Full Answer >